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1959 f100 build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 510madmav, May 13, 2010.

  1. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

    Figured I'd start a new thread of my '59 build. It's not going to be anything crazy, just a nice lowered driver..I'm sure all the fridge boys will like watching the progress of another 57-60 resto-mod. So here it is..
    1959 f100, all original, bone stock, 223ci 6cyl, 3 on the tree, short bed, small window. The truck was built at the old milpitas/san jose plant.
    Here is a pic of when i brought her home,
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  2. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

    Here are some pics of it, with bumpers and other items removed.
    I also picked up some Firestone bias ply rubber, 7.10's in the rear, 7.0's up front. stock 15" steelies, My dad sandblasted and painted them one at a time at work..
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  3. cjmac
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    already starting to look cool !!
     
  4. conormulroney
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    Looks better with the WWW's. Good luck with that roof!
     

  5. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

  6. zimm
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    from iowa

    very cool to bad about the rust
     
  7. Looking Good!
     
  8. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

    anyone have any pictures of what Sids tie rod drops look like installed?
     
  9. No_Respect
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
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    No_Respect
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    from So-Cal

    Love the truck! What is your plans with the roof? No pics of the Motor?
     
  10. jalopyshots
    Joined: Nov 20, 2005
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    jalopyshots
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    You live in sunny Cali. Cut the roof off.
     
  11. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

    I'll take some pics of the motor today, I have plans to repair the roof with a solid donor cab.
     
  12. Redlined
    Joined: May 7, 2010
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    from SoCal

    I like the start.
     
  13. Javier
    Joined: Aug 12, 2008
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    1. Strugglers C.C.

    congrats on the project.have fun and good luck
     
  14. jd55f100
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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    from alabama

    good start...........
     
  15. No_Respect
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
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    from So-Cal

    San Lorenzo is in the cold bay area
     
  16. Kickstarter
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    Kickstarter
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    from NC

    If you have a donor cab, it would be the perfect time to lower the top a little.
     
  17. Lone Star Mopar
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
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    My buddy has a 59 those trucks are tough as hell. Good luck with your project !!
     
  18. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

    Today, I got the other rear wheel mounted. And also ground out all the bondo that was in that quarter panel.
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    Engine pics.
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    new ignition, cut my own wires.
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    Can somebody help me identify this carb? Is it a motorcraft 1100?
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  19. Good start except for the roof. Do you have a doner cab yet? Someday you will need a Y-Block in it you know. :D
     
  20. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

    I'd love a 292. this 6 will work for now.
     
  21. Freeland
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    looking forward to following this thread...
     
  22. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

    Can anyone tell me if a 56 f100 drop axle would fit 57-60 f100??
     
  23. VonMisfit
    Joined: Jan 25, 2010
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    not that i know of

    time to call sid
     
  24. 57FORD
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    im sure you can because the 57-60 front axle will lower a stock 56 one inch.
    you might have to widen the holes out for the 57-60 leafs but i think thats about it.
     
  25. 57FORD
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    just remember if the 56 axle is meant for lets say 3 inch lower. it will only lower the 57-60 2"
     
  26. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

    Thanks for the info guys, just wondering because there is a 3" on CL locally right now..
     
  27. EZrider
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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    from Waco, TX

    '53-'56 axles WILL interchange w/ '57-'64 axles.
    same frame widths,
    same spring widths.
    spindles ARE different though, king pin diameters are the same, but the method of attaching the steering arms ARE different.
    '53-'56 arms bolt thru the spindle w/ 1 large bolt/nut.
    '57-'64 arms bolt to the spindle with the brake backing plate bolts.
    I actually have a '57 - up axle under my '56 panel, with later twin I beam spindles
    (again same KP dia) so I could have LARGE drum brakes; but the pin bosses are further apart so you need a spacer between the axle & the spindle pin boss.
    I can post pix, if you need.
    Bob Davis
     
  28. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

    Thanks Bob, that's useful info, Don't think I'll be pickin up that 56 axle. I'll probably just go with a More-drop axle before he shuts his doors for good, since He's local
     
  29. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    510madmav

    Got another WW on.. I know i had said it was 7.0's in the front, but I forgot that they're really 6.70's..They're kind of small lookin up front. But once I get it lowered it should look good, right? opinions?
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